Oh my God, I was actually thinking about doing EXACTLY THIS with 30 Rock — quantifying the exact number and type of every joke in an episode — but I am too lazy. This is amazing, if you’re a super-lame nerd. LIKE ME!!!
Oh it’s so worth it.
I never do these, and am not inclined to support the Mormons by doing this… but… is it worth it? Anyone?
Enter the Konami Code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a), and kiss the next twenty minutes of your life goodbye.
#%$#@%#@$ star hit boxes!
Holy God, could they POSSIBLY have picked a better song to accompany this? (It’s Erasure’s “Always,” for the record.)
This article is super-great. Engagingly written (even if it overdoes it in spots) and full of fascinating factoids and weird personalities. Sure, the Jeff Koons stock-photo accompaniment is kinda weak, but whatevs: this is a great read.
Today’s crucial dinosaur-related content. (Via Phil Jimenez)
Speaking of awesome things in full color!
Just try to beat that headline. YOU CAN’T.
How behaviors — including loneliness, depression, smoking, happiness, personal fitness — spread among groups of friends and social connections. Amazing, and might actually explain a lot of things about my life.
Researchers said Thursday that they had decoded the genomes of the 99 strains of common cold virus and developed a catalog of the virus’s vulnerabilities.
“We are now quite certain that we see the Achilles heel, and that a very effective treatment for the common cold is at hand,” said Stephen B. Liggett, an asthma expert at the University of Maryland and co-author of the finding.
My interest is piqued by the previous discussion of carbon-offsetting. I remember raising an eyebrow about this when I saw it in the liner notes of A RUSH OF BLOOD…; very interesting to see it followed up on.
Excellent Atlantic piece about the Chevy Volt, the plug-in car that will — hopefully — be making it to market by the end of 2010. Maybe. Fingers crossed. It is quite a story, though.
|Matthew:||we realllllly don't need cybermonkeys||this is a bad thing||we have enough fucking problems|
|me:||unless we can convince them to take common cause with us in the coming Dolphin Wars||We have more in common with them than the sea-beasts||----------------------|
|Reference:||http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/29/science/29brain.html (Stupid Tumblr won't let me turn that into a link)|